- Keepin’ It Cool
Although iced coffee itself is nothing out of the ordinary, its expanding flavour-range certainly is! Novel blends with condensed milk and maple syrup, for example, are really shaking up the scene!
- Nitro Coffee, Oh So Frothy
This new coffee is rapidly gaining in popularity. And its wonderfully frothy texture is what keeps people coming back for more. “But what’s so special about a bit of froth?” you may ask. Well, it’s all about the way this coffee is made. With an infusion of nitrogen, this cold-brew is released through a pressurized valve, which creates a texture that closely resembles Guinness.
- Letting Nothing Go To Waste
2016 coffee trends are very much in favour of the saying, ‘waste not, want not’. And coffee producers are taking this to heart by attempting to use up as much of the coffee plant as possible. This includes a part of the plant called the cherry skin, which is turned into coffee flavoured baking flour.
- Water: The Secret Ingredient
Would you believe us if we told you that water affects the taste of your coffee? Well, it does! But it’s not so much the water itself, as it is the temperature of it. If your water temperature is too hot, you can end up with a horribly bitter cup of coffee, and if it’s too cold, then you’ll have yourself a weak and flavourless cuppa! Most coffee connoisseurs agree that to get the perfect balance of flavour, you need to set your water temperature to around 90-96°C. With this in mind, mixers such as Franke’s Zip HydroTaps, are becoming increasingly popular in coffee shops, as they can be preset to any desired temperature and fit in with design trends that moving toward uncluttered countertops with clean lines.If you are a coffeeholic and want more caffeinated-fun, then get your fix with this short video, featuring 2015 SA Barista Champion, Wayne Oberholzer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsKI4Q-N1uY